Wednesday 26 November 2008
Ah Koro what a wonderful band and for the most and only for those "in the know" hardcore geeks! Koro release a legendary ep that is as rare as hens teeth and probably about a million times more expensive. Luckily Sorry State records released this ep for all of us that are feeling the credit crunch and it can be seen in previous posts within this blog. This LP contains 11 songs and while some of them are re-recorded versions of songs from the EP, the new ones find the band bringing even more complexity to their songwriting, even breaking the one-minute barrier on a few tracks. This LP is also exquisitely packaged with lyrics to all the tracks and a lengthy interview with Koro guitarist Carl Snow. And it comes in this second press format as a limited out of 200 clear blue. I'm so happy that this gem has been released and urge all of you hardcore purists to track what is essentially an unreleased till now record by a classic band.
Friday 7 November 2008
From 1984 I present to you Honor Role from Virginia. This is one of those mostly unheard gems from American Hardcores rich historical past. 9 song blast with kinda unique higher pitched vocals. I got this record along side the Public Humiliation ep from Bob Durkee, otherwise know throughout the music world as a producer/engineer (Mountain Goats) and photographer (Corrosion Of Conformity - Animosity Lp). Picked this one up at a steal for under $15 which made me happy and especially knowing it came directly from someone who was linked to the band.